Places to see in Finland
Places to see in Finland

Is Finland Worth a visit and famous places to see in Finland ?

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Is Finland Worth a visit and famous places to see in Finland? ! It is one of the best country in the world in a comparison of human wellbeing. Finland is the third best country in adhering to the rule of law in the world.

Finland is famous for its many lakes, nearly 200,000 of them. Tampere is the biggest city. Finland is also known to have excellent water quality, and green deep woods and forests around the sea, rivers, and the waterways.

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Is Finland worth a visit ?

Yes Finland is absolutely worth a visit or we shall say you should never miss visiting it . Finland attracted over mammoth 68,00,000 foreign tourists in 2018.This number is enough for giving the answer of the question if Finland is worth a visit or not :). It is one of the most beautiful country you will ever experience in the world .

Which is the best month to see Northern lights?

The best time for Northern Lights is from October to March. Statistically, winterly spring and autumn are fantastic for seeing Auroras in Finland.
When we take into consideration cloudiness and the best averages for clear skies, there is one month that is a winner: March.
March is also a fabulous month to enjoy the most beautiful skiing weather in Lapland as there is usually plenty of sunshine during the daytime.

Is Finland safe to visit ?

🙂 Finland is the safest country of the world

Is English widely spoken in Finland?

99% of locals will understand and will speak fluently ! Accents may vary 🙂

Population of Finland ?

55 lakhs

What are the famous places to see/visit in Finland?

Hameenlinna
Oulu
Lemmenjoki National Park
Tampere
Vaasa
Lake Saimaa and Savonlinna
Porvoo
Turku
Northern Lights
Åland Archipelago
Helsinki Churches
Rovaniemi and the Arctic
Kauppatori (Market Square) and Esplanadi
Suomenlinna Fortress

Hameenlinna

Hämeenlinna is a city and municipality of about 68,000 inhabitants in the heart of the historical province of Tavastia in the south of Finland. Hämeenlinna is the oldest inland city of Finland and was one of the most important Finnish cities until the 19th century. It still remains an important regional center.

Is Finland Worth a visit and famous places to see in Finland ?
Is Finland Worth a visit and famous places to see in Finland ?

Hämeenlinna, city, southwestern Finland. It lies on the shore of Lake Vanaja, northwest of Helsinki. Check more at Wikipedia

Oulu

Oulu is considered one of Europe’s “living labs”, where residents experiment with new technology on a community-wide scale. Oulu has also been very successful in recent urban image surveys; in a study published by the Finnish Economic Survey in 2008, it received the best ranking of large cities in image ratings across the country, including ratings from respondents in all provinces.

Is Finland Worth a visit and famous places to see in Finland ?

The city is named after the river Oulujoki, which originates in the lake Oulujärvi. There have been a number of other theories for the origin of the name Oulu

Lemmenjoki National Park

Lemmenjoki National Park is situated in area of municipalities of Inari and Kittilä, Lapland, in Northern Finland. It was founded in 1956 and has since been expanded twice. Its total area is 2,850 square kilometres, making it the biggest national park of Finland and one of the largest in Europe.

Is Finland Worth a visit and famous places to see in Finland ?

The park is named after the Lemmenjoki River, an 80 kilometres (50 mi) long river running through it. Check at Wikipedia

Tampere

Helsinki is approximately 160 kilometres (100 mi) south of Tampere, and can be reached in 1 hr, 31 minutes by Pendolino high-speed rail service and 2 hours by car. The distance to Turku is roughly the same. Tampere–Pirkkala Airport is Finland’s eighth-busiest airport, with over 230,000 passengers in 2017.

Is Finland Worth a visit and famous places to see in Finland ?
Is Finland Worth a visit and famous places to see in Finland ?

he earliest known permanent settlements around Tammerkoski were established in 7th century, when settlers from the west of the region started farming land in Takahuhti.

Tampere is known for its active cultural life. Some of the most popular writers in Finland, such as Väinö Linna, Kalle Päätalo, and Hannu Salama, hail from Tampere.

Vaasa

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. It received its charter in 1606, during the reign of Charles IX of Sweden and is named after the Royal House of Vasa. Vaasa has a population of 66,960, and is the regional capital of Ostrobothnia. Check more at Wikipedia

Is Finland Worth a visit and famous places to see in Finland ?

Lake Saimaa and Savonlinna

The labyrinthine island areas form endless water mazes. Landlocked salmon pursue vendace in wide open mid-lake areas, while pike and zander swim about at the flanks of rocks. The silence is unbroken as a ringed seal pops its head up above the water. Lake Saimaa is the most precious jewel of Finnish nature.

Is Finland Worth a visit and famous places to see in Finland ?

Lake Saimaa, the fourth largest lake in Europe, is situated in Eastern Finland between the Cities of Lappeenranta and Joensuu and is a diverse chain of waters almost 200 km long. For anglers, the extensive water body and its thousands of islands and islets represent an unlimited number of fishing grounds.

Lake Saimaa consists of several major water areas, joined up by sounds and narrow passages. These areas are also known as lakes named in their own right, even if their water level is the same. The key parts of Lake Saimaa are Lakes Suur-Saimaa, Pihlajavesi, Haukivesi, Puruvesi, Orivesi and Pyhäselkä.

Porvoo

Porvoo is a city and a municipality situated on the southern coast of Finland about 35 kilometres east of the city border of Helsinki and approximately 50 kilometres of the city centre. It is one of the six medieval towns in Finland, first mentioned as a city in texts from the 14th century.

Is Finland Worth a visit and famous places to see in Finland ?

Porvoo is a city to fall in love with. The idyllic Old Porvoo steals your heart and the shops, cafés and restaurants treats all your senses.Check more at Wikipedia

Turku

Turku has a long history as Finland’s largest city and occasionally as the administrative center of the country, but for the last two hundred years has been surpassed by Helsinki.

Is Finland Worth a visit and famous places to see in Finland ?

The city’s identity stems from its status as the oldest city in Finland and the country’s first capital. Originally, the word “Finland” referred only to the area around Turku (hence the title, “Finland Proper” for the region).

As for architecture in the city, both the body of architectural styles as well as the prevalent way of living have experienced significant changes in the 20th century. Check more at Wikipedia

Northern Lights

Finnish people believed that the northern lights were caused by the firefox, a creature who ran so quickly across the snow that his paws kicked up sparks into the night sky. In fact, the Finnish word for the northern lights is “revontulet,” which translates as “fox fires.” Other northern lights mythology in Finland held that the aurora was the spouts sprayed into the night sky by whales.

Is Finland Worth a visit and famous places to see in Finland ?
Is Finland Worth a visit and famous places to see in Finland ?

Åland Archipelago

Members of the Neolithic Comb Ceramic culture started settling the islands some 7000 years ago, after the islands had begun to re-emerge from the sea after being pushed down by the weight of the continental ice of the latest ice-age.

Two neolithic cultures met on Åland: the Comb Ceramic culture and the later Pit-Comb Ware culture which spread from the west.

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The surface of the islands is generally rocky and the soil thin due to glacial stripping at the end of the most recent ice age.

Åland’s economy is heavily dominated by shipping, trade and tourism. Shipping represents about 40% of the economy, with several international carriers owned and operated from Åland.

Helsinki Churches

A distinctive landmark in the Helsinki cityscape, with its tall, green dome surrounded by four smaller domes, the building is in the neoclassical style. It was designed by Carl Ludvig Engel as the climax of his Senate Square layout: it is surrounded by other, smaller buildings designed by him.

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The church’s plan is a Greek cross (a square centre and four equilateral arms), symmetrical in each of the four cardinal directions, with each arm’s facade featuring a colonnade and pediment. Engel originally intended to place a further row of columns on the western end to mark the main entrance opposite the eastern altar, but this was never built.

Rovaniemi and the Arctic

The rova part in the name Rovaniemi has often been considered to be of Saami origin, as roavve in Northern Saami denotes a forested ridge or hill or the site of an old forest fire. The niemi part of the name means “cape”.

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Because of the unspoiled nature of the area and numerous recreational opportunities, tourism is an important industry in Rovaniemi. The city has a number of hotels and restaurants located both in the centre and on the outskirts of the town, hosting over 481,000 visitors .

Kauppatori (Market Square) and Esplanadi

The Market Square is a central square in Helsinki, Finland. It is located in central Helsinki, at the eastern end of Esplanadi and bordering the Baltic Sea to the south and Katajanokka to the east. A good option to start your run is at Esplanadi street in front of the Swedish Theater. Check more at Wikipedia

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Suomenlinna Fortress

The Swedish crown commenced the construction of the fortress in 1748 as protection against Russian expansionism. The general responsibility for the fortification work was given to Augustin Ehrensvärd. The original plan of the bastion fortress was strongly influenced by the ideas of Vauban, the foremost military engineer of the time, and the principles of the star fort style of fortification, albeit adapted to a group of rocky islands.

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Following the Russian Revolution in 1917, the fortress became a possession of an independent Finland. After the Finnish Civil War, a prison camp existed on the island. The fortress was officially renamed Suomenlinna (castle of Finland) as part of the wave of nationalism.Check more at Wikipedia

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